Category Archives: British fashion history

Anglo-Saxon fashion history. England c. 460 to 1066.


Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, costume, history, England

The Saxon
Head-gear.— Banded Phrygian cap.
Cloak.— Of blue cloth embroidered.
Tunica.— Green cloth embroidered.
Stockings.— Red cloth cross-gartered yellow.
(Photographed direct from examples used in the Author’s lecture upon Mediaeval Costumes and Head-dresses.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine. Medieval Queen 12th century.

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Medieval Queen, Middle ages, fashion history, Gothic clothes, 12th century fashion

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine (French: Aliénor or Éléonore d’Aquitaine;  also Éléonore de Guyenne; * 1122 in Poitiers in the Poitou; † 1 April 1204 in the monastery of Fontevrault in France), was the daughter and co-heiress of William X. (1099-1137), Count of Poitiers and fifth Duke of Aquitaine. She married in 1137 Louis VII., King of France. Continue reading

King Henry VI. and his court. The good duke Humphrey.

King Henry VI, Middle ages, fashion, Medieval, costumes, dresses, Henry Shaw, court, British, history

King Henry VI. (1421-1471) and his court.

King Henry VI. 1421-1471 and his court.

Henry VI, (1421 – 1471) was the last king of England from the house Lancaster (from 1422 to 1461 and from 1470 to 1471). The house Lancaster is a side line of the House Plantagenet and an English royal dynasty. John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, the founder of the line, was the third son of King Edward III. from England.

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